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Sony HDR-SR1ESony Handycam HDR-SR1E Camcorder - 2.1 MP - 10 x optical zoom

Sony - Non-HD - AVCHD - Hard Drive - 10 x optical zoom - 25.6 ounce

The HDR-SR1E captures the AV stream to an integrated 30GB hard disk, which can store up to 11 hours in 5Mbps Long Play mode. Even in the special super-quality XP mode, which involves a stunning 15 Mbps, the hard disk can hold up to 4 hours of HD video. The Smart HDD Protection system makes sure that your cherished memories are safe. In addition to the specially designed physical shock absorbers in the camcorder, the drive itself can detect the sudden acceleration of a fall and instantly auto-par... Read more

 

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Comments to date: 9. Page 1 of 1. Average Rating:
rberg 11:03pm on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 
Crisp clear picture, great for its price. Tons of features. Not mac friendly, special video editor required, first gen. great picture, close ups you can really see the high def need to read manual, this thing is high tech
juru 8:25am on Monday, September 13th, 2010 
I like the size and ease to handle. While AVCHD was not supported for editting at...  great video quality, great mic functionality, nice touch screen nav.
diprovo 4:20pm on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 
Sony HDR-SR1 camcorder Product arrived quickly with no delivery problems and was in excellent condition, perhaps better than described on the webpage.
LeleB 11:11am on Sunday, July 11th, 2010 
The HDR-SR1 is one of the most refreshing and exciting developments seen in the industry in a long time. Great camcorder!!! Now you can enjoy your home movies with sound coming for every direction just the way you experienced it when recording.
fettouhi 6:20pm on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 
This camera is high definition one and it really does awesome recordings even in a low or no light situations; together with high capacity battery you... If you want a camera with HD and top notch SD capabilities then the Sony HDR-SR1 is for you. When I bought this Item after much comparison of rates and reviews from pricegrabber. SR1 CMOS Sensor Clarity and HDD Bit heavy.
bjeesus 1:39am on Sunday, May 16th, 2010 
Superb The quality of this camera is superb, it may not have the depth of higher end professional grade cameras. Sony VCL-HG0730X Wide Angle Lense for the HDR-SR1 The Sony VCL-HG0730X Wide Angle Lens is solid and very well made with zero flaws in its build qualit...
LockNLoad 1:49pm on Monday, April 19th, 2010 
everything is fantastic but the video jumped too much Caution,reviewers say video could have been better- needs color and less compression 4 the $
$magali_56 9:26am on Monday, April 19th, 2010 
Focus is not as fast as the Canon HV10. Color for the SR1 is too saturated. Video quality is OK. Well, here we are. The review I have been waiting on for so long.
dotorimook 11:18pm on Monday, April 12th, 2010 
This is sort of like two or three reviews in one (hc3 and Sr1 and UX1). This is sort of like two or three reviews in one (hc3 and Sr1 and UX1). I wrote a long review and decided to change it ....

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MANAGE HDD/MEMORY

SETTINGS

Deleting a movie during viewing is explained as an example.
3 Touch [DELETE] t [YES] t
1 While viewing the movie you want
to delete, touch the screen. (OPTION) on

Items on the OPTION MENU

See pages 78 and 83.
When the item you want is not on the screen
Touch another tab. If you cannot find the item anywhere, the function does not work under the situation.

(OPTION) b Notes

The tabs and items that appear on the screen depend on the recording/playback status of your camcorder at the time. Some items appear without a tab.

OPTION MENU

Step 1: Checking supplied items
Make sure that you have the following items supplied with your camcorder. The number in the parentheses indicates the number of that item supplied.
AC Adaptor (1) (p. 24) Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM50 (1) (p. 24, 114)
CD-ROM Handycam Application Software (1) (p. 84) Read This First (1) Mains lead (1) (p. 24) Operating Guide (This manual) (1) b Notes
No Memory Stick Duo is included.
Component video cable (1) (p. 45)
A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 45, 58)

USB cable (1) (p. 59)

Wireless Remote Commander (1) (p. 126)
A button-type lithium battery is already installed.
Step 2: Charging the battery pack
You can charge the InfoLITHIUM battery pack (M series) (p. 114) after attaching it to your camcorder.
DC IN jack POWER switch CHG (charge) lamp Battery DC plug Jack cover
3 Connect the AC Adaptor to the
DC IN jack of your camcorder. Open the jack cover, and connect the DC plug of the AC Adaptor.

Jack cover

Mains lead AC Adaptor To the wall socket
Facing up the v mark on the DC plug, match it with the v mark on your camcorder.
1 Slide the POWER switch in the
direction of the arrow to OFF (CHG) (The default setting).
4 Connect the mains lead to the AC
Adaptor and the wall socket. The CHG (charge) lamp lights up and charging starts. The CHG (charge) lamp turns off when the battery is fully charged.
2 Attach the battery pack by sliding
it in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.
5 Disconnect the AC Adaptor from
the DC IN jack on your camcorder.

b Notes

Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack holding both the camcorder and the DC plug.
To check the remaining battery (Battery Info)
Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG), then press DISP/BATT INFO.
If you attach the battery pack or connect the AC Adaptor when the POWER switch is set to OFF (CHG), your camcorder turns on, then off again, after a few seconds.
To remove the battery pack
Slide the POWER switch to OFF (CHG). Slide the BATT (battery release) lever and remove the battery pack.

After a while, the approximate recordable time and battery information appear for about 7 seconds. You can view the battery information for up to 20 seconds by pressing DISP/BATT INFO again while the information is displayed.
Remaining battery (approx.)
BATT (battery release) lever b Notes
When you remove the battery pack, make sure that the (Movie) lamp/ (Still) lamp (p. 28) is turned off.
Recording capacity (approx.)
When storing the battery pack
Fully discharge the battery before storing it for an extended period (see page 114 for the details of storage).
To use an outside power source
Make the same connections as you do when charging the battery pack. The battery pack will not lose its charge in this case.
Step 2: Charging the battery pack (Continued)

Charging time

Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery pack.
Battery pack Charging time Battery pack
Continuous recording time

Typical recording time*

NP-QM91D
NP-FM50 (supplied) NP-QM71D NP-QM91D
* Typical recording time shows the time when you repeat recording start/stop, turning the power on/off and zooming.

Recording time

Approximate time (min.) available when you use a fully charged battery pack.
HD (high definition) image quality with recording mode [SP] Battery pack Continuous recording time Typical recording time*
All times measured under the following conditions: Top: When the LCD backlight turns on. Middle: When the LCD backlight turns off. Bottom: When recording with the viewfinder while the LCD panel is closed.

Playing time

HD (high definition) image quality Battery pack LCD panel opened* LCD panel closed

NP-FM50 (supplied)

265 265

NP-QM71D

SD (standard definition) image quality Battery pack LCD panel opened* LCD panel closed
SD (standard definition) image quality with recording mode [HQ] Battery pack Continuous recording time Typical recording time*

300 300

165 165
* When the LCD backlight is on.
On the battery pack Before changing the battery pack, slide the POWER switch to OFF (CHG) and turn off the (Movie) lamp/ (Still) lamp. The CHG (charge) lamp flashes during charging, or Battery Info (p. 25) will not be correctly displayed under the following conditions: The battery pack is not attached correctly. The battery pack is damaged. The battery pack is worn-out (For Battery Info only). When attaching an optional video light, it is recommended that you use an NP-QM71D or NP-QM91D battery pack. We do not recommend using an NP-FM30, which only allows short recording and playback times, with your camcorder. On the charging/recording/playback time Times measured when using the camcorder at 25 C (77 F) (10 C to 30 C (50 F to 86 F) is recommended). The recording and playback time will be shorter when you use your camcorder in low temperatures. The recording and playback time will be shorter depending on the conditions under which you use your camcorder. On the AC Adaptor Use the nearby wall socket when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall socket immediately if any malfunction occurs while using your camcorder. Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture. Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic objects. This may cause a malfunction. PRECAUTION Even if your camcorder is turned off, AC power (mains) is still supplied to it while connected to the wall socket via the AC Adaptor.

If you use the flash in bright places such as when shooting a backlit subject, the flash may not be effective. When attaching a conversion lens (optional) or a filter (optional) to your camcorder, the flash light does not emit light.
When you record still images on a Memory Stick Duo, do not eject the Memory Stick Duo before recording is finished and the still images are stored on it. You cannot use the flash during Dual Rec.
You can change the brightness of the flash by setting [FLASH LEVEL] (p. 71), or you can prevent the redeye by setting [REDEYE REDUC] (p. 71).
When the POWER switch is set to (Movie), the size of still images becomes 2.3M (16:9 wide) or 1.7M (4:3). You can record still images during recording standby in the same way as when the POWER switch is set to (Still). You can also record with the flash.
Recording high quality still images during movie recording (Dual Rec)
You can record high quality still images while recording a movie on the hard disk.
Recording in dark places (NightShot)
Infrared port 1 Press START/STOP to start movie recording. 2 Press PHOTO fully. After you start recording, and before you finish, you can select up to 3 frames of still images from your movie. Orange color boxes indicate the number of recorded images. When recording is finished, the color changes to orange. 3 Press START/STOP to stop movie recording. Stored still images appear one by one, and the images are stored. When disappears, the image has been recorded.
Set the NIGHTSHOT switch to ON. ( appears.)
The NightShot and Super NightShot functions use infrared light. Therefore, do not cover the infrared port with your fingers or other objects. and remove the conversion lens (optional). Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 78) when it is hard to focus automatically. Do not use the NightShot and Super NightShot functions in bright places. This may cause a malfunction.
To record an image brighter, use Super NightShot function (p. 81). To record an image more faithfully to the original colors, use Color Slow Shutter function (p. 81).

You can magnify still images from about 1.1 to 5 times the original size. Magnification can be adjusted with the power zoom lever or the zoom buttons below the LCD screen.
Playing back a series of still images (Slide show)
1 Play back the still images you want to magnify. 2 Magnify the still image with T (Telephoto). The screen is framed. 3 Touch the screen at the point you want to display in the center of the displayed frame. 4 Adjust the magnification with W (Wide angle)/T (Telephoto). To cancel, touch
You cannot change the zoom speed with the zoom buttons below the LCD screen.
Touch on the still image playback screen. The slide show begins from the selected image. Touch to stop the slide show. To restart, touch again.
You can set continuous slide show playback using [SLIDE SHOW SET] on (OPTION). The default setting is [ON] (continuous playback).
You cannot operate playback zoom during slide show.
Playing the image on a TV
Connection methods and quality of the image viewed on the TV screen differ depending on what type of TV is connected, and the connectors used. Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power source (p. 24). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the device to be connected.
Selecting the most advantageous connection - TV CONNECT Guide
Your camcorder will advise you of the most advantageous way of connecting your TV.
You can make sure that you are connecting the TV correctly using [TV CONNECT Guide] displayed on the LCD screen. Switch the input on the TV to the connected jack. Refer to the instruction manuals of the TV. r Connect your camcorder and TV referring to [TV CONNECT Guide]. r Make the required output settings on your camcorder (page 45).
1 Turn on your camcorder, and

press (HOME).

(SELECT DEVICES).
3 Touch [TV CONNECT Guide]. 4 Touch the option that is right for

you on the screen.

Jacks on your camcorder
Open the jack cover and connect the cable. Meanwhile, you can make the relevant connection between your camcorder and the TV.
Connecting to a high definition TV
Images recorded with HD (high definition) image quality are played back with HD (high definition) image quality. Images recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality are played back with SD (standard definition) image quality. Input jacks on the TV

B HD SP

Records in standard quality mode. (AVC HD 7M (SP))
Touch if the subject is white or the backlight is bright, or touch if the subject is black or the light is dim. You can adjust the automatic exposure level to brighter or darker when [EXPOSURE] is set to [AUTO]. You can also adjust the setting manually using the camera control ring (p. 39).

B 16:9 WIDE

Records images to the full screen on a 16:9 (wide) TV screen.
Records images to the full screen on a 4:3 TV screen. b Notes
Set [TV TYPE] correctly according to the TV connected for playback (p. 74).
WB SHIFT (White Balance Shift)
Select [ON] to adjust the white balance to the desired setting using /. and the setting value appear when [WB SHIFT] is anything other than the default setting.
When the white balance is set to a lower value, images appear bluish, and when set to a higher value, images appear reddish. You can also adjust the setting manually using the camera control ring (p. 39).

DIGITAL ZOOM

You can select the maximum zoom level in case you want to zoom to a level greater than 10 (the default setting) during recording. Note that the image quality decreases when you use the digital zoom.
NS LIGHT (NightShot Light)
When using either the NightShot (p. 37) or [SUPER NS] (p. 81) function to record, you can record clearer images by setting [NS LIGHT], which emits infrared light (invisible), to [ON] (the default setting).
Do not cover the infrared port with your fingers or other objects (p. 37). Remove the conversion lens (optional). The maximum shooting distance using [NS LIGHT] is about 3 m (10 feet).
The right side of the bar shows the digital zooming factor. The zooming zone appears when you select the zooming level.
Up to 10 zoom is performed optically.
Up to 10 zoom is performed optically, and after that, up to 20 zoom is performed digitally.
Up to 10 zoom is performed optically, and after that, up to 80 zoom is performed digitally.

WIDE SELECT

When recording with SD (standard definition) image quality, you can select the aspect ratio according to the TV connected. Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with your TV.

STEADYSHOT

You can compensate for camera shake (the default setting is [ON]). Set [STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] ( ) when using a tripod (optional), then the image becomes natural.
MOVIE SETTINGS (Continued)
EXP.FOCUS (Expanded focus)
Select [ON] so that the image on the screen is magnified by about 2 times when adjusting focus manually (p. 78). The screen returns to the original size automatically when the focusing is finished. Touch [OFF] to release this function.
You cannot activate this function during recording. The function is released if you use the zoom function.
Portions of the screen where brightness is about 100 IRE or above may appear overexposed.

You can adjust a time difference without stopping the clock. Set your local area using v/V when using your camcorder overseas. Refer to the world time difference on page 109.

SUMMERTIME

You can change this setting without stopping the clock. Set to [ON] to move the time forward 1 hour.

LANGUAGE SET

You can select the language to be used on the LCD screen.
REC LAMP (Recording lamp)
The camera recording lamp will not light up during recording when you set this to [OFF]. (The default setting is [ON].)
Your camcorder offers [ENG[SIMP]] (simplified English) for when you cannot find your native tongue among the options.

CALIBRATION

See page 116.

GENERAL SET (Continued)

A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut off)

B 5 min

The camcorder is automatically turned off when you do not operate your camcorder for more than approximately 5 minutes.

DROP SENSOR

[DROP SENSOR] is set to [ON] as the default setting. When the drop sensor has detected that the camcorder has been dropped ( appears), recording or playing back recorded images may be disabled to protect the internal hard disk.
Set the drop sensor to [ON] (default setting) when you use the camcorder. Otherwise when you drop the camcorder, you may damage the internal hard disk. In a non-gravity situation, the drop sensor activates. When you record images during activity such as roller-coasting or skydiving, you can set [DROP SENSOR] to [OFF] ( ) so as not to activate the drop sensor. [DROP SENSOR] is automatically set to [ON] after you remove the power source for more than 12 hours.
The camcorder is not automatically turned off. z Tips
When you connect your camcorder to a wall socket, [A.SHUT OFF] is automatically set to [NEVER].
REMOTE CTRL (Remote control)
The default setting is [ON], allowing you to use the supplied Remote Commander (p. 126).
Set to [OFF] to prevent your camcorder from responding to a command sent by another VCR remote control unit.

DISC BURN SET

You can select the data type to be saved on a disc using the One Touch Disc Burn function. See First Step Guide on the supplied CD-ROM for details on the One Touch Disc Burn operation. B ALL
Saves all movies with both HD (high definition) image quality and SD (standard definition) image quality, and still images.
Saves movies with HD (high definition) image quality, and still images.
Saves movies with SD (standard definition) image quality, and still images.
The OPTION MENU appears just like the pop-up window that appears when you right-click the mouse on a computer. Various functions are displayed in the context of the operation.

[DEMO MODE] does not start.
Set the POWER switch to (Movie).
A vibration is felt in your hand or a faint sound is heard during operation.
This is not a malfunction.
Your camcorder gets warm.
This is because the power has been turned on for a long time. This is not a malfunction. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place.

Batteries/Power sources

The power does not turn on.
The battery pack is not attached to the camcorder. Attach a charged battery pack to the camcorder (p. 24). The battery pack is discharged or running low. Charge the battery pack (p. 24). The plug of the AC Adaptor has been disconnected from the wall socket. Connect it to the wall socket (p. 24).
The power abruptly turns off.
When approximately 5 minutes have elapsed while you do not operate your camcorder, the camcorder is automatically turned off (A.SHUT OFF). Change the setting of [A.SHUT OFF] (p. 76), or turn on the power again, or use the AC Adaptor. The battery pack is discharged or running low. Charge the battery pack (p. 24).
The power turns off soon.
If you attach the battery or AC Adaptor to the camcorder with the POWER switch set to OFF (CHG), the camcorder turns on once, then off again, after a few seconds. This is not a malfunction.
The CHG (charge) lamp does not light while the battery pack is being charged.
Slide the POWER switch to OFF (CHG) (p. 24). Attach the battery pack to the camcorder correctly (p. 24). Connect the mains lead to the wall socket properly. The battery charge is completed (p. 24).
The CHG (charge) lamp flashes while the battery pack is being charged.
Attach the battery pack to the camcorder correctly (p. 24). If the problem persists, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall socket and contact your Sony dealer. The battery pack may be damaged.
The power turns off frequently although the remaining battery indicator indicates that the battery pack has enough power to operate.
A problem has occurred in the remaining battery time indicator, or the battery pack has not been charged enough. Fully charge the battery again to correct the indication (p. 24).
The remaining battery time indicator does not indicate the correct time.
The temperature of the environment is too high or too low. This is not a malfunction. The battery pack has not been charged enough. Fully charge the battery again. If the problem persists, replace the battery pack with a new one (p. 24). The indicated time may not be correct depending on the environment of use. When you open or close the LCD screen, it takes about 1 minute to display the correct remaining battery time.

You cannot use [WIDE SELECT].
You cannot use [WIDE SELECT] together with HD (high definition) image quality.
Editing images on your camcorder

Unable to edit.

There are no images recorded. Unable to edit because of the condition of the image.
Unable to copy still images.
There is not enough space available to copy the images on the Memory Stick Duo. Delete unnecessary images (p. 52). Release the lock on the write-protect tab of the Memory Stick Duo if there is one (p. 112).
Images cannot be added in the Playlist.
You can add no more than 999 images with HD (high definition) image quality, or 99 images with SD (standard definition) image quality, to a Playlist. Erase unnecessary images from the Playlist (p. 55). You cannot add still images in the Playlist.
You cannot delete images protected on other devices. Release the protection on the device you used for protecting the image.
Dubbing/Editing/Connecting to other devices
Refer also to Viewing on the TV (p. 97). No sound is heard during playback.
The audio will not be output when you connect a device via the S VIDEO plug only. Connect the white and red plugs of the A/V connecting cable, too (p. 48).
You cannot dub correctly using the HDMI cable.
You cannot dub images using the HDMI cable.
You cannot dub correctly using the A/V connecting cable.
The A/V connecting cable is not connected properly. Make sure that the A/V connecting cable is connected to the proper jack, i.e. to the input jack of another device for dubbing a image from your camcorder (p. 58).
Prints cannot be made using a PictBridge printer.
Your printer may not print images edited on a computer or recorded using other devices. This is not a malfunction.

Others

Unable to clip a still image from a movie on the hard disk of your camcorder.
You cannot clip a still image from a movie stored on your camcorder.
The beep sounds for 5 seconds.
The temperature of your camcorder is extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place. Some problems have occurred in your camcorder. Turn off, and on, then operate your camcorder again. The temperature of your camcorder is extremely low. With POWER switch turned on, leave the camcorder for a while. If you still cannot operate the camcorder, turn it off, taking it to a warm place. Leave the camcorder there for a while, then turn on the camcorder.

Connecting to a computer

A computer does not recognize your camcorder.
Install Picture Motion Browser (p. 87). When you connect your camcorder to a computer for the first time, it may take some time for the computer to recognize the camcorder. Wait for a while. Disconnect the USB device other than the keyboard, the mouse, and the camcorder from the computer. Disconnect the cable from the computer and camcorder, restart the computer, then connect them again correctly.

(Warning on the hard disk of the camcorder)* Fast flashing
The hard disk of the camcorder is fully recorded. An error may have occurred with the hard disk drive in your camcorder.
E (Battery level warning) Slow flashing
The battery pack is nearly used up. Depending on the operating environment or battery conditions, E may flash, even if there are approximately 20 minutes remaining.
(High temperature warning) Slow flashing
The temperature of your camcorder is getting higher. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place.

C:13:ss / C:32:ss

Remove the power source. Reconnect it and operate your camcorder again.
E:20:ss / E:31:ss / E:61:ss / E:62:ss / E:91:ss / E:94:ss
A malfunction that you cannot service has occurred. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Inform them of the 5-digit code, which starts from E.

Fast flashing*

The temperature of your camcorder is extremely high. Turn off your camcorder and leave it for a while in a cool place.
(Low temperature warning)* Fast flashing
The temperature of your camcorder is extremely low. Make the camcorder warm.
101-0001 (Warning indicator pertaining to files) Slow flashing
The file is damaged. The file is unreadable.
(Warning indicator pertaining to Memory Stick Duo)
No Memory Stick Duo is inserted (p. 32).
An error may have occurred with the hard disk drive in your camcorder.
(Warning indicators pertaining to Memory Stick Duo formatting)*
The Memory Stick Duo is damaged. The Memory Stick Duo is not formatted correctly (p. 62, 112).
Warning indicators and messages (Continued)
(Warning indicator pertaining to incompatible Memory Stick Duo)*
An incompatible Memory Stick Duo is inserted (p. 112).
The drop sensor function does not guarantee the protection of the hard disk under all possible situations. Use the camcorder under stable conditions.
* You hear a melody when the warning indicators appear on the screen (p. 73).
- (Warning indicator pertaining to the write-protect of the Memory Stick Duo)*
The write-protect tab on the Memory Stick Duo is set to lock (p. 112). Access to the Memory Stick Duo was restricted on another device.
Description of warning messages
If messages appear on the screen, follow the instructions.
(Warning indicator pertaining to the flash) Slow flashing:

Still charging

x Hard disk
Drive error. Turn on power again.
A problem occurred with the hard disk drive. Turn off and then on again.

You are trying to record more than 3 still images, the maximum number that can be recorded at one time of recording, on a Memory Stick Duo with the Dual Rec function(p. 37).
This Memory Stick is not formatted correctly.
Check the format, then format the Memory Stick Duo with your camcorder if necessary (p. 62, 112).
x PictBridge compliant printer
Check the connected device.
Turn off the printer and on again, then remove the USB cable (supplied) and reconnect it.
Cannot record. The Memory Stick is full.
Delete unnecessary images (p. 52).
Not connected to PictBridge compatible printer.
Cannot record still pictures. (p. 93) - The Memory Stick is locked. Check the tab. (p. 112)

Error. Cancel the task.

Check the printer.

printing still images

Playlist full.
You can add no more than 999 images with HD (high definition) image quality, or 99 images with SD (standard definition) image quality to a Playlist.
Cannot print. Check the printer.

x Flash

Charging Cannot record still images.
You are trying to record a still image while the external flash is charging.

Data protected.

You tried to delete data protected on another device. Release the protection of the data on the device used to protect the data.
Drop sensor activated. USB function ended. Overheated. Ended USB function. Low temperature. Ended USB function. Exit USB function.
During USB connection, you cannot perform One Touch Disc Burn.
Flash cannot charge. Not available.
A malfunction has occurred with the external flash and disable charging.
Lens accessory attached. Cannot use flash.

x Other

Please connect AC adaptor.
You are trying to format the camcorder hard disk, while the battery capacity is low. Use the AC Adaptor as the power source to prevent the battery from wearing out in the middle of this operation.
Overheated. Cannot activate function. Wait a while and try again later. Troubleshooting Low temperature. Cannot activate function. Wait a while and try again later.

Playback prohibited.

Maintenance and precautions (Continued)
Keep the Remote Commander and button-type battery out of childrens reach. If the battery is accidentally swallowed, consult a doctor immediately. If the battery electrolytic liquid has leaked: consult your local authorized Sony service facility. wash off any liquid that may have contacted your skin. if any liquid gets in your eyes, wash with plenty of water and consult a doctor.
reached the surrounding temperature (after about 1 hour).

LCD screen

Do not exert excessive pressure on the LCD screen, as it may cause damage. If your camcorder is used in a cold place, a residual image may appear on the LCD screen. This is not a malfunction. While using your camcorder, the back of the LCD screen may heat up. This is not a malfunction.
x When not using your camcorder for a long time
Periodically turn it on and let it run such as by playing back or recording images for about 3 minutes. Use up the battery pack completely before storing it.

Moisture condensation

If your camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside your camcorder. This may cause a malfunction to your camcorder. x If moisture condensation has occurred Leave your camcorder for about 1 hour without turning it on. x Note on moisture condensation Moisture may condense when you bring your camcorder from a cold place into a warm place (or vice versa) or when you use your camcorder in a humid place as follows:
You bring your camcorder from a ski slope into a place warmed up by a heating device. You bring your camcorder from an air conditioned car or room into a hot place outside. You use your camcorder after a squall or a shower. You use your camcorder in a hot and humid place.
x To clean the LCD screen If fingerprints or dust make the LCD screen dirty, it is recommended you use a soft cloth to clean it. When you use the LCD Cleaning Kit (optional), do not apply the cleaning liquid directly to the LCD screen. Use cleaning paper moistened with the liquid. x On adjustment of the touch panel (CALIBRATION) The buttons on the touch panel may not work correctly. If this happens, follow the procedure below. It is recommended that you connect your camcorder to the wall socket using the supplied AC Adaptor during the operation.

Input/Output connectors

Audio/Video output 10-pin connector Video signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 (ohms), unbalanced Luminance signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 (ohms), unbalanced Chrominance signal: 0.3 Vp-p, 75 (ohms), unbalanced Audio signal: 327 mV (at load impedance 47 k (kilohms)), Output impedance with less than 2.2 k (kilohms) COMPONENT OUT jack Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 (ohms), unbalanced PB/PR, CB/CR: +/- 350 mVp-p HDMI OUT jack Type A (19-pin) Headphone jack Stereo minijack ( 3.5 mm) USB jack mini-B MIC input jack Stereo minijack ( 3.5 mm) REMOTE jack Stereo mini-minijack ( 2.5 mm)

General

Power requirements DC 7.2 V (battery pack) DC 8.4 V (AC Adaptor) Average power consumption During camera recording using the viewfinder with normal brightness: 4.5 W During camera recording using the LCD with normal brightness: 4.7 W Operating temperature 0 C to + 40 C (32 F to 104 F) Storage temperature -20 C to + 60 C (-4 F to + 140 F) Dimensions (approx.) 165 mm (3 1/3/1/2 in.) (w/h/d) including the projecting parts 165 mm (3 1/3/1/2 in.) (w/h/d) including the projecting parts, and the NP-FM50 rechargeable battery pack attached Mass (approx.) 640 g (1 lb 6 oz) main unit only 720 g (1 lb 9 oz) including the NPFM50 rechargeable battery pack Supplied accessories See page 23.
Image 8.8 cm (3.5 type, aspect ratio 16:9) Total dot number (960 220)

AC Adaptor AC-L15A

Power requirements AC 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz Current consumption 0.35 - 0.18 A Power consumption 18 W Output voltage DC 8.4 V* Operating temperature 0 C to + 40 C (32 F to 104 F)
Specifications (Continued)
Storage temperature -20 C to + 60 C (-4 F to + 140 F) Dimensions (approx.) 100 mm (2 1/1/in.) (w/h/d) excluding the projecting parts Mass (approx.) 190 g (6.7 oz) excluding the mains lead
* See the label on the AC Adaptor for other specifications.

On trademarks

Handycam and are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. AVCHD and AVCHD logotype are trademarks of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. and Sony Corporation. Memory Stick, , Memory Stick Duo, , Memory Stick PRO Duo, , MagicGate, , MagicGate Memory Stick and MagicGate Memory Stick Duo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. InfoLITHIUM is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Media are trademarks or registered trademarks of U.S. Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc in the U.S. and other countries. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. Intel, Intel Core, and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Adobe, and Adobe Reader are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Furthermore, and are not mentioned in each case in this manual.

x Thumbnail

Reduced-size images which enable you to view many images at the same time. VISUAL INDEX use a thumbnail display system.
VBR stands for Variable Bit Rate, the recording format for automatically controlling the bit rate (the volume of recording data in a given time segment) according to the scene being recorded. For fast-moving video, a lot of hard disk space is used to produce a clear image, so the recording time to the hard disk shortens.

x VISUAL INDEX

This function displays images of movies and still images you have recorded so that you can select those scenes you want to play back.

Numeric

1080i/576i..74 16:9..74 16:9 WIDE..67 21-pin adaptor..49 4:3..67, 74 4:3 TV..47 576i..74 5.1ch surround recording.36 5.1-channel surround sound...36 B&W. 82 DIGITAL ZOOM.. 67 DISP OUTPUT..74 Display indicators..127 DISP/BATT INFO button..25, 29 Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator.. 36 DROP SENSOR. 76 Dual Rec. 37 Dubbing.. 58 D.EFFECT (Digital effect)..82, 98
CALIBRATION. 116 Camera control ring. 39 CAMERA DATA. 72 CD-ROM.. 84 Charging the battery. 24 Battery pack. 24 Pre-installed rechargeable battery.. 117 Charging time.. 26 CHG (charge) lamp. 24 CLOCK SET. 30 CLOCK/LANG.. 75 COLOR SLOW S (Color Slow Shutter). 81, 98, 99 COMPONENT. 74 COMPONENT OUT jack. 45 Component video cable. 45 Compression format. 112 Computer.. 84 Connection 4:3 TV.. 47 DVD/HDD recorders. 58 High definition TV. 45 Printer.. 59 VCR.. 58 Wide TV.. 47 Copyright.. 4, 120 Counter. 127
AC Adaptor.24 Access lamp Hard disk..32 Memory Stick Duo.32 Active Interface Shoe.36 Adjusting exposure for back light..38, 95 AE SHIFT..66 AREA SET..75 AVCHD format.14, 111, 130 A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut off)..76 A/V connecting cable..45, 58 A/V OUT jack.45, 58
Easy PC-Back-up..See First Step Guide Editing..51 EXPOSURE.79, 98 EXP.FOCUS (Expanded Focus)..68, 98 Extension. 102, 110, 130
FADER..81, 98 File..110 FILE NO. (File number). 71 FINE.. 71 Fireworks.. 80 First Step Guide.84, 89 Flash.. 94 Flash button. 36 FLASH LEVEL..71 FOCUS..78, 95 Folder..110 FORMAT Hard disk.. 62 Memory Stick Duo.62 Fragmentation.130 Full charge.. 24

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AVCHD (30GB2 Hard Disk Drive)

PRELIM

Its the industrys first AVCHD camcorder that records high-definition to a hard disk drive. Record in high-definition and standard definition. 2.1 ClearVid CMOS Sensor requires less power than traditional CCD imagers, supplying longer battery performance.

HDR-SR1

Step-up 1/3" ClearVID CMOS Sensor with 1990K (effective) pixels provides stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video (up to 1080 lines of horizontal resolution - HD; 530 lines of horizontal resolution - SD) and still image performance. The Megapixel technology enhances your digital videos and digital still (3980K) photography performance. The optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In addition, the Digital Zoom interpolation means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms.
By increasing the record rate from 60 fields per second (fps) to 240 fps for 3 seconds allowing you to capture 3 seconds of fast motion and play the video back in 12 seconds. This is great for analyzing a golf swing or a viewing a bird in flight.
Provides a location directly on the camcorder to which one may add optional accessories while providing power and twoway communication with those accessories. With Sony's NightShot Infrared System you can capture natural looking video, even when shooting in low light. Record subjects up to 20 feet away using the built-in infrared system. While recording video in High Definition (HD) you have the ability to capture a 2.3 Megapixel (16:9) still image directly to Memory Stick Duo Media. While recording in Standard Definition you have the ability to capture a 1.7 Megapixel (4:3) still image directly to Memory Stick Duo media. Easily back up your footage (HD or SD) to your PC using the supplied software. The footage will be stored on your PCs hard drive for archiving purposes and viewing at a later time; the footage is stored by date for easy playback. In addition, only new footage is tranferred to your PC each time you Backup your footage. ADDITIONAL FEATURES One Touch DVD Burn Manual Focus Program AE (Auto Exposure) Modes Picture Effects
Capture still images up to 2304x1728 (4:3) resolution, directly onto Memory Stick Duo Media for easy transfer to PCs for emailing, printing or sharing with other compatible Memory Stick devices.
Carl Zeiss lenses have an advanced optical multi-layer coating for increased contrast. This results in vivid image brilliance, true-tolife color saturation and perfect renditions of subtle tones. The additional T coating on the lens further reduces unwanted glare and flare. The HDR-SR1 will record in Dolby Digital 5.1ch surround sound with a built-in microphone. By recording in 5.1 channel surround sound you can now experience your home movies with active sounds coming from all directions. Enjoy your personal home movies the way you experienced them while recording.
An advanced version of Sony's SteadyShot system that controls an even higher range of shake and vibration frequencies, to achieve an even higher level of smoothness without degradation of video like some other image stabilization systems. For additional control of the camcorder, the HDR-SR1 features Zoom and Record buttons on the frame of the LCD screen. This allows the user more flexibility when holding the camcorder, especially in overhead or low angle shots.

USB 2.0 interface provides an easy way to connect your Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder to the computer for fast transfer of video and still images to your computer for editing. The camcorder can also be used as an external storage and/or playback device. Easily switch between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios for shooting, with just the touch of a button. A mechanical shutter system that provides progressive scan performance while utilizing an interlaced scanning system. Digital still images will be sharp and clear with excellent definition.
The 3.5" Wide (16:9) LCD screen provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The high resolution 211K pixel LCD screen rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles providing sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback, and the widescreen format makes shooting in 16:9 mode and composing shots even easier.
Fader Effects InfoLithium Battery with AccuPower Meter System 1 Battery Information Easy Handycam Button Multi-Language Menu Tele Macro Function

Connections

Specifications

General

Imaging Device: 1/3" 2100K Gross Pixels ClearVID CMOS Sensor Pixel Gross: 2100K Recording Media: 30GB2 Non-Removeable Hard Disk Drive Recording and Playback Times: TBD Video Actual: 1076K Pixels (4:3), 1434K Pixles (16:9) Still Actual: 1991K Pixels (4:3), 1493K Pixels (16:9)
Power Requirements: 7.2V Battery Pack/8.4V AC Adaptor
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty: 1 Year Parts; 90 Days Labor

Software

Operating System Compatibility: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, XP Home, XP Professional Supplied Software: Picture Motion Browser ver. 1.0
Dolby Digital Output: N/A Recording System: Dolby Digital 5.1
Video Recording System: AVCHD (HD) and MPEG2-PS (SD) Video Signal System: NTSC color, EIA standards Analog-to-Digital Converter: N/A Format(s) Supported: AVCHD (HD), MPEG2-PS (SD) and JPEG

Convenience

USB Streaming: N/A SteadyShot Image Stabilization: Yes (Super; Electronic) Accessory Shoe: Yes, Active Interface Shoe White Balance: Auto, Indoor, One-Push, Outdoor Memory Stick PRO Media Compatibility: Tested to support up to 2GB media capacity; does not support high speed transfer function; does not support Access Control security function Still Image Mode(s): JPEG Minimum Illumination: 5 Lux (0 lux with Super NightShot Infrared System) Low Light Capability: Super NightShot

Dimensions

Weight: 1 lb. 9 oz. (720g) with supplied battery and media Measurements: 3 1/14" x 3 4/13" x 6 1/2" (78 x 84 x 165mm)

Supplied Accessories

Power Adapter/In-Camera Charger (AC-L15) InfoLithium Rechargeable Battery (NP-FM50) Remote Commander Remote Control (RMT-835) Component Video Cable A/V Cable (Stereo) Application CD-ROM w/ Driver USB Cable

Inputs and Outputs

Analog Audio/Video Input(s): N/A Analog Audio/Video Output(s): Yes (Multi A/V) Digital Audio/Video Input(s): Yes (via USB) Digital Audio/Video Output(s): Yes (via USB) USB Port(s): Yes; 2.0 High Speed Compliant4 Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s): Yes Headphone Jack: Yes (Stereo Mini) Microphone Input: Yes (Stereo Mini) Remote Jack: Yes (Stereo Mini) S-Video Input(s): N/A S-Video Output(s): Yes (via optional accessory) HDMI Connection Output(s): Yes

Optional Accessories

Rechargeable InfoLithium Batteries (NPQM71/QM91D) Travel Charger (BCT-TRM) Carrying Case (LCS-HCF) Carrying Case (LCS-VA30) UPC Code: 027242701847

Hardware

LCD: 3.5" (211K Pixels) Wide (16:9) Hybrid Touch Panel Clear Photo LCD plus Display7 Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Viewfinder: Color, 123K Pixels (16:9) Docking Station: N/A Microphone: Yes (Built-in 5.1 Channel)

Optics/Lens

35mm Equivalent: 41.3-485mm (16:9 Camera Mode), 50.5-594mm (4:3 Camera Mode), 40.4-404mm (16:9 Memory Mode), 37-370mm (4:3 Memory Mode) Aperture: f1.8-2.9 Exposure: Touch Panel/Ring Filter Diameter: 30mm Focal Distance: 5.1-51mm Focus: Full Range Auto/Manual (Ring)/One Touch Progressive Shutter Mode: Yes Shutter Speed: Auto, 1/60-1/500 (AE Mode) Optical Zoom: 10X Digital Zoom: 80X Resolution: 4MP; (2304 x 1728) - 4:3
1. Actual battery life may vary based on product settings, usage patterns and environmental conditions. Designed for use with compatible Sony InfoLithium batteries. 2. 30GB means 30 billion bites. Available storage capacitymay vary and a portion of the memory is used for data management functions. 3. Image size and files size may vary based upon the type and complexity of the image recorded. 4. Not all products with USB 2.0 connector may communicate with each other due to chipset variations. 5. Available storage capacity of Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO media may vary. A portion of the memory is used for data management functions. Actual available memory in MBs is: 8=7.5, 16=15, 32=30, 64=61, 128=123, 256=220, 512=460, 1GB=940, 2GB=1.85GB. 6. Viewable area measured diagonally. 2006 Sony Electronics Inc. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. All rights reserved. Sony, AccuPower, ClearVid, Clear Photo, Handycam, InfoLithium, like.no.other, Memory Stick, the Memory Stick logo, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, NightShot, Picture Package, Remote Commander, SteadyShot and SwivelScreen are trademarks of Sony. AVCHD and AVCHD logo are trademarks of the Sony Corporation and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Carl Zeiss and Vario-Sonnar are trademarks of Carl Zeiss. PictBridge is a trademark of CIPA. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Features and specifications subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and measures are approximate. Screen Images Simulated

Power Consumption: 4.9W/5.1W (VF/LCD) Battery Type: InfoLithium with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FM50)
Please visit the Dealer Network for more information at www.sony.com/dn
Sony Electronics Inc. 16530 Via Esprillo San Diego, CA 92127 1-800-222-7669 www.sony.com

Last Updated: 07/13/2006

 

Technical specifications

Full description

The HDR-SR1E captures the AV stream to an integrated 30GB hard disk, which can store up to 11 hours in 5Mbps Long Play mode. Even in the special super-quality XP mode, which involves a stunning 15 Mbps, the hard disk can hold up to 4 hours of HD video. The Smart HDD Protection system makes sure that your cherished memories are safe. In addition to the specially designed physical shock absorbers in the camcorder, the drive itself can detect the sudden acceleration of a fall and instantly auto-parks its heads, preventing them or the platters from being damaged by the impact. Better still, if you are filming, the camera will buffer the stream until the camera is stable and operational again. Do you want to keep your footage on DVD? With a single press of a button you can burn your favorite moments on a DVD and treasure them forever, thanks to the One Touch Burn function.

General
Product TypeCamcorder
Width3.1 in
Depth6.5 in
Height3.3 in
Weight1.6 lbs
Main Features
Camcorder Sensor Resolution2.1 Mpix
Widescreen Video CaptureYes
Media TypeHard disk drive
Color SupportColor
Optical Sensor TypeClearVid CMOS
Optical Sensor Size1/3"
Min Illumination0 lux
Digital Zoom80 x
Image StabilizerElectronic (Steady Shot)
Max Shutter Speed1/500 sec
Min Shutter Speed1/60 sec
White BalanceAutomatic, presets
White Balance PresetsIndoor, outdoor
Digital Video FormatAVCHD
Still Image FormatJPEG
Remote ControlRemote control - infrared
Memory / Storage
Hard DriveHard disk drive - 30 GB
Camera Flash
Camera FlashBuilt-in flash
Lens System
TypeZoom lens - 5.1 mm - 51 mm - f/1.8-2.9
Focal Length5.1 mm - 51 mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, manual
Lens ApertureF/1.8-2.9
Optical Zoom10 x
Zoom AdjustmentMotorized drive
Filter Size30 mm
Lens ManufacturerCarl Zeiss
FeaturesBuilt-in lens shield
Additional Features
Low Lux / Night ModeYes
Digital Still Camera FunctionYes
Additional FeaturesUSB 2.0 compatibility, Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording
Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeLCD
Viewfinder Color SupportColor
Viewfinder Resolution123,000 pixels
Display
TypeLCD display - 3.5" - color
Display Form FactorRotating
Display Format211,000 pixels
Microphone
TypeMicrophone - built-in
Microphone Operation ModeSurround
Connections
Connector TypeHDMI output Remote control Microphone Headphones Component video output Composite video/audio output USB Accessory shoe
Expansion Slot(s)1 x Memory Stick Duo
System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportMS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000
Miscellaneous
Cables Included1 x A/V cable 1 x component video cable 1 x USB cable
Power
Power DevicePower adapter - external
Battery
Supported BatterySony NP-FM50
Supported Battery Details1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
Universal Product Identifiers
BrandSony
Part NumberHDR-SR1E

 

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